Please advise: 1st time iPhone buyer with credit question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RadiantOne, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. RadiantOne macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    Very excited about my new iPhone 5! Purchased a white 32G through the Apple Store at 12:39 PST. My concern is the credit check. At what point do they run it? I went with At&t by the way. I'm not concerned about paying a deposit and am willing to do so. Kind of expect my credit to not be good enough to be approved without a deposit.

    Does the fact that I was able to successfully complete my purchase and received an email confirmation stating 'available to ship: Delivers 9/21' mean anything? Or could it be cancelled due to the credit check? Just want to confirm that I will in fact be receiving my iPhone 5 on 9/21. They can't cancel my pre-order or delay shipping if I'm required to pay a deposit (assuming I am ready to pay up if/when they contact me about it) can they?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    You know, I don't think I've ever seen this asked before here but I could be wrong. I assume when you go to activate is when they will run you. Apple retail can't or does not run credit to my knowledge. I would call up AT&T and ask.
  3. jlluna macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2010
    Holly Michigan
    I dont think so. If you already have your email saying its ordered i think you will be fine.
  4. sleepness macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    They check your credit before your order runs through, when it says Processing Service Eligibility. If it didn't come up with a deposit at checkout, you don't have one.
  5. RadiantOne thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2012
    Thanks for the quick replies. Can breathe a little bit easier now. :)

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